Prairie City — Oven-baked chicken, baked potato, green beans, and peach cobbler. Hmm. Looks delicious. That’s the menu for the first meal of the New Year 2023. And Pam and Pam have new sleek, bright, non-sloping countertops to use for meal prep!
It’s been a long time, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. The demo started the day after the last meal of 2022. When I asked the contractor if the crew found anything disturbing, he said no. It was what he expected in an old, worn-out kitchen. I took it as good news.
So, no food today. But that doesn’t mean we have nothing to talk about! (Ehehe)
No. 1. Prairie City School’s Advanced Agricultural Communication class has a new project. It’s a school newspaper. The first thing that surprised me was that there was a communication section in the ag class. It consists of photography, journalism, broadcasting and marketing concepts. Wow. I thought the AG class was about raising animals and plants and learning how to repair farm machinery. (Join the program, Granny!) How much have my times changed? Of course, being the editor of the school newspaper before (used to be!), I had to pull out my red pencil and see how well they were doing. There weren’t many typos, but the awkward composition made me try to understand what was being said. I would like some more information about the Farm to School program. Very interesting. I’m sure the person who wrote the article knows what she’s talking about. It’s just new territory for me. I have to remember how people look awkward when I try to say something musical. I can understand it, but it’s a foreign language to them. Anyway, kudos to my cousin Lindy for doing it.
No. 2. Chat time. Why would a show manager think music should be playing while the announcer is trying to give the weather forecast?More than half of the American population is over the age of 65 and is probably hard of hearing. It becomes very difficult to understand what the person is saying.
No. 3. I’m still trying to get the crude oil out of my ear canal. Have special pills to take three times a day, special teas to drink, hot and cold packs to dilute and shrink the contents and let them flow out. but no major discharge yet. I thought I would say it out loud. If a wine glass shatters at a certain pitch, there will probably be some movement in the tube…
John 5:24 … whoever hears my words and believes in him who sent me has eternal life … Rom. 10:17 Therefore faith comes from hearing the message come forth, and its message is heard by the words of Christ.
Monument — Well, it looks like the new year is just around the corner, and in the blink of an eye, it’s 2023. I don’t know what the new year will look like, but I know I’ll take one. I trust my Lord Jesus in everything, day by day. God knows the outcome of all ages, and there is nothing to fear when you stand upon His perfect love that casts out all fear. God is always good, yes always!
Chefs Terry Cade and Carrie Jewell created spaghetti, garlic bread, a fresh green salad and a birthday cake for dessert. I didn’t attend, but I’m sure it was a good meal. Thank you to the wonderful and hard working cooks!
Greetings at the table were Sue Cavender and Christy Gimon. Roni Lawrence led everyone in the flag salute, made the announcement, and prayed for blessings over the meal. We would like to thank all the volunteers at the elderly center for their cooperation.
We hope you are all enjoying your beautiful new flooring! Thanks again to the Joyce Owen Miller Foundation and friends at Bruce Hansen for helping us purchase and install gorgeous new flooring in our dining hall. Thank you very much for your help friends!
Mark your calendars for bingo on the last Saturday of every month unless otherwise noted. There is a potluck dinner to play for 25 cents per card. Come play and try your luck to win a big pot. Ha.
We had different types of weather here. Due to the increased temperature, the snow melted for several days and, of course, turned into ice in the morning. My husband and kids all slipped and fell, and so did the dog and cat! My kids told me the dogs were slipping trying to walk and they kept slipping too. My son tried to sled down the driveway and of course an OCD dog aka “fun police” tried to stop his son.
One of my baby goats died, but my goat seems to be doing well. I think Thumbelina was being bullied, but she wasn’t eating minerals for some reason, I think she’s partly survival of the fittest. All animals seem to have a hierarchy. Seen in dogs, cats and goats. I try to separate them into different groups, but sometimes it doesn’t seem to matter.
I’ve never really been outside. I am still recovering from surgery. I go to the porch to pet the porch kitten. they are very funny Waiting for me to pet them, they start purring in the box! Ha. My kids are planning to build a crate for the kittens on the porch.
2 Corinthians 7:1 So, beloved, with these promises let us be cleansed from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfected in holiness in the fear of God.
John Day — 2022 is over and we are looking forward to a great year ahead in 2023. Our senior center has been serving Grant County residents in 2022. We plan to continue that mode and add more interests and activities as 2023 progresses.
In the last week of December, our center delivered 174 meals to the homeless. Every Monday and Thursday six to he eight volunteers deliver these meals. At home he provided two lunches, one on Monday and one on Thursday. Several volunteers played a role in making these lunches successful. Each lunch day, two people sit at the front desk to welcome visitors and ensure they are signed in and entered into the raffle each lunch day. Someone always makes the announcements and someone else always leads the diners with a flag salute. Each time someone asked for a blessing, and some helped with setting the table, serving drinks, or anything else needed to make the lunch a success, and helping clean up after lunch. The server usually represents a nearby church or organization. Volunteers at the desk count donations and other money coming in to support our center, make bank deposits, and prepare paperwork for your next lunch date. We also have a takeout menu to offer. There are also caretakers who make sure the floors in every room are clean, keep chair legs and doors free of dust, and occasionally wash the windows. So every week we see about 18+ people serving the community through the Senior Center. Still, more people are needed because the same people can’t deliver every time. Would you like to be part of our service to others? The more hands you put in, the lighter it all becomes. Thank you for helping our center serve our community.
Chester’s Market is open to anyone who wants to bring their goods in on a lunch day. It’s on the table near the sign-in desk. check it out.
Drawings for each lunch date will of course be provided by Chester’s Market, Lens Pharmacy and our centre. Her family with two young children dined with us in the last week or so. He is one of the lucky young people.
We had two announcements this week. One is a reminder that lunch donation suggestions have been adjusted to $6 for seniors over 60 and him to $7 for everyone except small children. The second thing is that when we usually have birthday cakes on the 1st Thursday of every month, we want to take pictures of everyone who has a birthday that month, so Thursday, January 5th. . It’s all fun. No matter how old we are, we want to have fun.
We all know these are tough times, but look around and see what’s happening in the rest of the world. In New York, there was so much snow that the houses and cars were completely covered. Also emergency vehicles. No one could even help another person. Power outage. Many froze in their homes and cars and starved to death. We are so grateful for life and its abundance. God knows all about it and about us, and if we trust Him, He will meet our needs. Mike, thanks for letting me know about this.
My last meal of 2022 was awesome: hot beef sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy, corn seasoned with chilies and onions, and I don’t know what other spices but the corn was great, and the strawberry shortcake Thank you Shay for sending 2022 off on a good note.
Soup and sandwiches, chips and cinnamon rolls will be served for the first meal on Monday, January 2, 2023. Our Chef Shay makes the best soup you’ve ever had, so come and enjoy a great meal.Thursday, January 5th, Buttermilk Lunch His Chicken, Rice, I eat his birthday cake. Is your birthday in January? Happy Birthday.
We look forward to seeing you all on Monday, January 2nd and welcoming you into 2023.
Christmas past leaves us with some good news:
Luke 2:11 Today in the city of David your Savior, the Lord Christ, was born.